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w. bush is busy in his retirement painting lots of pictures of puppy dogs. we'll show you his brand new masterpieces and get a check of your forecast when "way too early" comes right back. >> i can say this moment, what other nations will not go to the summer olympics in moscow. ours will not go. [ female announcer ] going to sleep may be easy, but when you wake up in the middle of the night it can be frustrating. it's hard to turn off and go back to sleep. intermezzo is the first and only prescription sleep aid approved for use as needed in the middle of the night when you can't get back to sleep. it's an effective sleep medicine you don't take before bedtime. take it in bed only when you need it and have at least four hours left for sleep. do not take intermezzo if you have had an allergic reaction to drugs containing zolpidem, such as ambien. allergic reactions such as shortness of breath or swelling of your tongue or throat may occur and may be fatal. intermezzo should not be taken if you have taken another sleep medicine at bedtime or in the middle of the night or drank alcohol
of cultivating the patience to see burning bushes. the idea being that if moses had been called from god and the burning bush today, he would have just walked right by it because his cell phone would have rang. so one of the things that we work on a lot out here is just reminding people to just slow down and just be fully present noticing this amazing environment. our seder has most of the elements of a traditional seder but, ironically, we've taken the "seder," which means "order," out of the seder. we hike a mile and a half up to the seder, we do some teachings along the way. and then we have the first part of the seder underneath the arch. >> on all other nights, we eat leavened bread or matzah. why on this night only matzah? >> one of the practices that we do that's very unusual, is we read the story of the exodus directly from the scroll, from the torah scroll. we're trying to take this spiritually rich experience that people have out here and ignite their judaism. >>as we look back and hold on to the tradition, the story, that we come from, it's also our responsibility to continue
. another terrible day in baghdad. the anniversary of george bush's announcement that america was at war with iraq. 55 people killed. more than 200 wounded. very hard to see that there is anything but chronic instability and continued hideous bloodshed there. what is your take? >> it's such a tragedy really the way things have unfolded in iraq. just looking at iraqi faces, seeing how pale they had become. we are hearing after one attack after another. people's voices actually began trembling. this is violence that, first of all, the iraqis never even imagined would end up being the outcome of america's war in iraq. so many of them hoped and dreamed they would have true freedom, democracy, that their horizons would be open. they have dealt with everything, all of the violence that wrecked this country over the past ten years. to be reminded of it again on the tenth anniversary shocked people and completely and totally devastated them, piers. >> it comes of course as the crisis in syria reaches what could be a tipping point where there are reports that president assad, although still uncon
was wrong. he was wrong then and now. of course deficits matter, but any one of you who supported the bush plans has no right to speak. i helped bill clinton balance the budget and build a surplus. why? because we had good economic times. in good economic times, you pay down the deficit, but reagan and bush did not, and in bad you have to stimulate in the near term, as thank god president obama is doing. we democrats will balance the budget once again. >> paul, which is more important to america's pursuit of happiness -- which is more dangerous, excuse me, than a 357 magnum -- >> in my home you would find 17 guns and no cans of soda pop. i have the right wing position on the giant drink soda thing. i do not like the idea, and i think bloomberg is a fine man, but i do not like government telling us what size to buy today. this one, i am with tucker and most of you. i have the right wing position on gun safety. i have the same position as ronald reagan, who was for a waiting period before you buy a gun. i have the same position as the president of the nra before he flip-flopped in the last f
of the last 11 presidents, bush, clinton, carter and nixon, visited israel during their presidencies. both nixon and bush waited until their second term to make their trip. >>> so enough with the real news. let's gather round the water cooler with lewis. what have you got for us? >> we've never done this together. >> making tv history right now. >> did you have a good st. patrick's day weekend? >> it was nice, low-key. >> no guinness, no green beer? >> just the shot of the empire state building, green this morning. i forgot to wear green. what about you? >> i had a great time. >> you're still here early. >> yes. >> looking fresh, ready to go. >> here we go. the first story, the race is on in new york to replace three-term mayor michael bloomberg. there's over a half dozen candidates, even former congressman anthony weiner is exploring a bid. there's interest coming from the west coast, twitter co-founder jack dorsey is thinking about throwing his hat in the ring. the 36-year-old billionaire told "60 minutes" he's serious about moving to new york and running for mayor. >> what i love about
're talking obama versus bush. >> i'm talking about the real government, wall street, the banks, the corporations that made $2 trillion is what we spent on the iraq war. who made that money? soldiers in the field? no, i don't think so. this is always about the people who have the purse strings and the politicians who are bought off by them, and so if they come on now and tell me anything about this, you know, ahmadinejad is building a bomb, really? well, i'll believe it, you know, when he walks in a room with it and shows it to me. frankly that's really how much i would not trust anything being said by the military industrial complex of this great country. >> when you see what happens in just today in baghdad, 55 people killed if i think 17 different bombings, two other assassinations took place, 200-plus people wounded. that's a typical day in baghdad. >> that's right. >> over the last few years. >> that's right. >> i mean, this is not peace. >> right. >> this is not democracy. >> this is not freedom. >> right. >> what is it? >> what it is is -- first of all, we set this thing
:16:00 p.m. eastern, president bush addressed the nation from the oval office. >> my fellow citizens. at this hour, american coalition forces are in the early stage of military operations to disarm iraq, free its people and defend the world from great danger. >> bret: since that time, 1.5 million american troops served inside iraq. nearly 4 ,500 were killed there. more than 32,000 american troops were wounded in iraq. more than 100 iraqis died in the fighting. more than a year after american troops left iraq is still bloody battlefield. today, as we said, series of apparently coordinated bombings. death toll is 65. could still rise. david is an international lawyer with the d.c. firm patton boggs and used to be head of the rule of law for the state department inside baghdad. he returned there this week to work on investment project and really spent the day trying to stay safe. he joins us now by phone live in baghdad after leaving his hotel due to the danger of the bombing attacks. dave, thank you for joining us. what can you tell us about today? >> thanks, bret. the ten-year anniver
priebus is standing by live this hour. >>> ten years after the invasion of iraq, a bush white house insider is here to reveal the secrets of how america was spun into war. >>> and from gop power broker to cable news kingmaker, a new book pulls back the veil on the controversial fox news boss, roger. we want to welcome our viewers from the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> in an extraordinary look inward, republicans think they figured out what went wrong back in november. dissecting the election defeat, the gop has found that it is viewed as narrow-minded, out of touch, and full of stuffy old men. one calls for major changes in style and strategy, but how do they go about repairing a deeply divided party? cnn's brianna keilar is here in "the situation room," and she's taking a closer look at this report and fascinating material inside. >> fascinating material inside, and one of the things we're seeing in the republican party, what it's planning to do, is invest some serious money to build the republican brand in areas that are
sped out-of-control and crashed into the pit area. jeff the bushes at the memorial that sprung up that santa rosa at the victims parents muffler shop. >> reporter: friends and family have been stopping by all afternoon and into the evening at the family business and santa rosa. you can that a small memorial has popped up at the front door. let's take some video i show you a closer look. you can the people have dropped off flowers. stuffed animals. candles. and several pictures have been dropped off by the racers. one of them signed, it says, to my other family, we love you and pray for you. god speed. another picture says all of us are thinking about you and are here for you. this is just a sad story. one of those that died was the drivers younger cousin. you can only imagine the sorrow in the the sorrow and the pain that that family is feeling. i am geoff bush and santa rosa. >> kelly continues the team coverage and has uncovered more information about the victim and the driver. >> reporter: 14 -year-old marcus johnson known by mj was a lifelong racer according to his website. s
were lost today. more on where iraq stance 10 years on, i spoke a short time ago with president bush's envoy to iraq directly following the 2003 invasion. thanks very much for coming in. how will history look back on this war? >> it is, in a way, too early to ask. obviously, in 10 years, everybody says we need to have the answer, but i do not think we have it yet because it is a mixed record. there is good stuff and bad news. you have to find a balance, and it will take awhile. >> what could america have done to make it less of a mixed record and more of a good record? >> i have said all along that the transition from dictatorship to democracy is hard. it takes time, and the key factor is security. we did not provide adequate security really until bush ordered the surge in 2007. when you do not have security in the post-conflict situation, you are going to have a real problem. you have simply got to provide security, and we did not do it at the outset, and i think that had an impact on everybody. >> you are in a position where i think you were called the vice whatever at -- sardonica
tonight u.s. forces on the order of george w. bush unleashed what later became known as shock and awe. a massive aerial assault that lit up the night sky in baghdad. we were told it would be a quick war. it was about finding and stopping weapons of mass destruction and we would be greeted as liberators. that did not turn out to be the case. now a decade later in our latest poll, a clear majority of americans say the iraq war was not worth it -- the cost in american lives or dollars. our chief foreign correspondent richard engel spent the better part of the last decade covering the war. he has our report tonight. >> reporter: today, baghdad looked like the place many american troops will remember. more than a dozen bombings, dozens dead. ten years after president bush launched shock and awe and toppled saddam hussein, the iraq war has started again. sunnis versus shiites. it's their fight now. but both sides blame the united states for blundering in, looking for weapons of mass destruction that weren't there, undoing iraq's delicate religious balance. hardly the stability desired after
supported george w. bush's war on terror hatesevision -- taliban musharraf because he supported george w. bush's war on terror. police are investigating his role in the death of two political opponents, including the former prime minister. it is alleged musharraf did not do enough to prevent her assassination. some pakistanis are nostalgic for musharraf. he is hoping nostalgic will help them in the poll. he is planning to fight elections in may. >> in a moment, the presidents of germany and italy remember a wartime atrocity that was ignored for decades. first, a look at some other stories in brief. u.s. secretary of state john kerry has traveled to baghdad on an unannounced visit that he talks with the premised her. a minister. washington wants baghdad to .top flights the steering coalition refusing to accept the resignation of its leader. ahmed moaz al-khatib stepped down as head of syria's biggest opposition group, saying he felt his hands were tied in the role. ahmed moaz al-khatib led the coalition since september. police say there is no indication of foul play in the death of boris
in the newscast, we'll highlight this weekend's cpack convention animated sarah palin and jeb bush with harsh words for the republican party. >>> postal workers across san francisco this morning protesting their boss's decision to cut services. the forum starting with the postmaster's general decisions called into question. christie joins us live with all the details. christie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, jon. those protesters just wrapped up 15, 20 minutes ago. they really wanted to send a strong message to u.s. postmaster in san francisco about cuts to service and selling properties. we had a chance to speak with patrick donahue. they have lost 70% of mail volume and can't sit back and do nothing. they gathered outside where he's speaking at a four-day convention about the mailing industry. this as the postal service with huge deficits, closing centers and eyeing the day when it stops saturday service until congress steps in. this is dismantling the postal service as we know it. he says the postal service really needs to keep up with technology. >> the postal service the
. and the same hacker may have hacked the bush family and colin powell's facebook page and now set his sights on the former secretary of state. chris stirewalt, host of power play foxnews.com. >> megyn: this hacker appears to have hacked, it's not the good kind of gucci. >> no, no, the bad goochically. >> megyn: he managed to hack a person very connected to the clintons and apparently obtained about four memos between blumenthal and mrs. clinton in the days immediately after september 11th, 2012 when she was being informed about what happened in benghazi. this was an interesting question for the media because the memos, you know, the hacked memos contained correspondence about a subject that is news worthy, that has been covered by most organizations, some more than others, but most organizations and yet, when obtained by a hacker illegally, what did the media do with such correspondence? >> validate is what they do, the base rules of journalism would say, something ill-gotten, if it's consequence people are less likely to use it. the bush e-mails that included self-portraits by the former pr
george bush announced there was weapons of mass destruction. that is why this man is sue president bush. >> translator: i believe we were misled as citizens about the war. and we have to do something about that because otherwise, if this is right and we were misled this will happen again and again. >> reporter: san francisco state professor says the iraq war legacy will go down in history as being a bad idea. >> decades ago we had learned the lessens of vietnam. so the question is why did we need to learn many very similar lessons once again? >> reporter: at age 26 sergeant says he knows the war he fought in is controversial but one he will always believe in. >> i think it is going to be a controversial topic for probably the rest of our lives. >> reporter: he is proud of his service but anxious to move on. he is a college student and plans to graduate in the spring. reporting live in san francisco i'm cheryl hurd, nbc bay area news. >>> certainly the human toll for the iraq war has been high. some 4,500 military casualties but the war is expensive. the question is how much. it is the r
. former florida governor jeb bush used last week's conservative political action conference to foreshadow many of the conclusions contained in today's report. >> we must move beyond the divisive and extraneous issues that currently define the public debate. never again, never again can the republican party simply ride off... write off entire segments of our society because we assume our principles have limited appeal. they have broad appeal. >> ifill: but senator marco rubio told the conservative meeting that the party should not embrace change for its own sake. >> and so our challenge is to create an agenda applying our principles. our principles, they still work. applying our time-tested principles to the challenges of today. >> ifill: yet the biggest hit at last week's conference hailed from outside the national party mainstream. they included kentucky senator rand paul, south carolina governor nicky haley and 2008 vice presidential nominee sarah palin. joining joining us now to talk about how deep the party's fissures go are susan page, washington bureau chief for "u.s.a. today." and
look at the day ahead, and this day in history. ten years ago today on march 19, 2003 president bush announced the country was going to war in iraq. operation iraqi freedom began with pre-dawn launch of cruise missiles. >>> in washington the house will continue duct a review of potential threats from asteroids and meteors. attentions have rose that plates to the planet and also to satellites in orbit. >>> and ten evening gowns worn by princess diana is going under the hammer. they are expected to fetch up to $453,000. >>> here's a look at what's coming up later on the "today" show. a live report how a pace maker for the brain may counter the effect of alzheimer's and how wounded warriors are finding their footing on the slopes of colorado. >>> now keep it on this cancel for continuing news, sports, and more. >>> new details this morning about what may have led up to that deadly crash at a northern california raceway. >> down the block, they surrounded a white car. all jumped out of their cars, with the guns drawn. >>> plus, the investigation continues after a south bay officer opened
in may of 2003 when president george w. bush announced the end of major combat operations in iraq while aboard the u.s.s. "abraham lincoln." >> in the battle of iraq, the united states and our allies have prevailed. >> reporter: but it would be more than eight years before the last u.s. military convoys rolled out of iraq. >> i'm happy! i'm happy to be out of iraq. >> reporter: nearly 4,500 americans were killed during the war that spanned close to nine years. along with more than 100,000 iraqis. some of the conflicts' bloodiest battles were fought in fallujah when u.s. forces faced off against insurgents and four u.s. contractors were attacked. their charred bodies were dragged through the streets. in december, 2003, saddam hussein was captured by u.s. troops who found him hiding in an underground hole. he would be tried by an iraqi tribunal and found guilty of crimes against humanity and was executed in december, 2006. was what wasn't found in iraq were active weapons of mass destructions or w.m.d.s, something many in the bush administration had stated saddam hussein had at his dispos
is elizabeth colbert bush. yes, she pronounces her name differently. in a rare interview, we see the serious side of stephen colbert. he sat down with jake tapper, host of cnn's "the lead." to discuss his sister. >> trying to help your sister. >> she's my sister, and i'm willing to, you know, break the jewel of my own creation to try to do something for her. i'm not worried about what it would do to me or my show to try to help her as myself, not as my character. and if people think that's not the right thing for me to do, i don't care. it's my sister, i'm willing to help her. >> he's a good brother. all the help might pay off. one other democrat running in today's primary. 16 republicans, including former governor mark sanford. here is more from jim acosta. >> good to see you. >> reporter: in south carolina, mark sanford needs no introduction. but after the former governor of this state famously tried to cover up an affair by falsely telling the public he was hiking the appalachian trail -- >> i've been unfaithful to my wife. >> a reintroduction wouldn't hurt. >> we can learn aa lot about g
on the street of london. even if barack obama or bush wanted to, obviously the secret service would not let them get out of the limo and interfere with a mugging or run to a building. it's a different kind of job. it has a symbolic power. in the end we're not surprised when you see a mayor out at the site of an accident or pulling somebody out of a burning buildings, ultimately the mayor sees himself, herself, first of all, as a neighborhood. someone who has to solve problems. this is reflected by the way in the statistics. we know that the trust in public authorities in american throughout the western world and much of the world has plummeted. congress has 12% in some poll, the presidency, not this president, the 30 and 0th. this president is considered wildly popular because he has 52% support right now. the supreme court numbers have gone down. mayors and city counsel are still in the '70s and '80s. some say it's the hallow effect. you are exempt from the general critique. neighbors retain trust in democracy that has been largely lost elsewhere, which means also our relationship to our town a
with george bush's head on the spike. >> i think people have too much time on their hands. could we start with the markets? are you kidding me? >> there is george bush. >> what is going on here? alex! put that down! >> they had to apologize for that. >> do you want people to watch this show? seriously. stupid. >> that's not juiceesus, it's s. people were into that in the bar. >> i'm going to move on. >> they were the only ones like in high school cheering for the devil. >> i'm going to try to move on and save you all from yourself. we begin with the markets. big repercussions this morning to a controversial plan by european leaders to partially fund a bailout of cyprus. today, cyprus parliament will hold an emergency vote to review the terms of a rescue package that targets individual savings accounts in exchange for billions of dollars of emergency crash and creditors impose onetime tax of 3% on all bank deposits under $130,000. >> going deep here. >> the tax could be closer to 10% on people who have over $640,000 in the bank. that's according to the "the wall street journal" this mornin
to -- or she is referred to as goose-ifer and has hacked into the friends accounts of the bush family and now an equal-opportunity hacker, now he has hacked into the personal account of sidney blumenthal, a longtime bill clinton and hillary clinton confidante who got his aol account compromised going back to 2005. what he's done now is he has distributed to people on capitol hill and journalists four memos that were sent to hillary rodham clinton concerning benghazi, among other things. pwroeupl i'm -- >>brian: i'm a little torn by this. if you're going to take this information and run with it, should we publish what happened on the bush personal e-mails? should we get those e-mails that were let out by that hacker in iraq that let everybody's e-mails out from the state department? but it could reveal the situation in that the cables never reached hillary clinton's desk could have actually reached her desk if she was somehow interacting and made it clear in this exchange. i think it is a precedent. you start looking at hacked e-mails among these congressmen, when they get hacked, is it open s
, and president george w. bush only visited during his final months in office. the president, however, is dogged by the perception that he's pulled toward the government of america's strongest ally in the middle east and by the criticism that his outreach to improve relations with the muslim world has been at israel's expense. during an interview on friday with me for "press pass," israel's ambassador to the u.s. sought to downplay any rift. >> there is a u.s./israel relationship which is deep, which is unbreakable, and that's a message of assurance to the people of israel at a very turbulent time in our region and a message to the people of the middle east. >> mr. obama will visit the grave site of theodore hertz el, the father of modern zionism, meant to send a strong signal to the region that this president stands behind israel as its right to exist as jewish state. also on the agenda, a visit to the holocaust memorial and the church of the nativity in bethlehem, a revered site for christians. stay with nbc news for comprehensive coverage of the president's trip starting wednesday. >>> coming
that we had enough of wars in the land of islam. we listen to the bugle car from the bushes father and son. after the gulf war, the afghan war and the iraq war, are we ready for war with iran and syria? spent billions of rebuilding in iraq, baltimore, detroit, they could use the big money we're spending on countries that take our cash even as they tell us to leave. finally, see how she runs, hillary clinton's message on marriage equality fits her m.o. precisely, a scripted, polished dramatic video is just how she announced last time. looks like she is in. hi, i'm chris matthews, welcome to the show. with us today, the "washington post" david ignatius and kathleen parker. helene cooper and michael crowley. first up, what does barack obama know what we don't know pledging to use american power against iran and getting more deeply involved in syria? the american mood when it comes to using force feels like 1915, the end of vietnam. after that war, reluctance to commit power abroad was called vietnam syndrome. then came desert storm in 1991 and the first george bush told us that the lightning
premium near the park at $7 an hour rather than the usual $5 an hour. bush special -- during special events there is a new parking program including all giants' home game bring the higher hourly rate and some think it is a rip-off. >> i have to think twice about coming up here or maybe i do mass transit. $7 an hour that is absolutely ridiculous. >> the rates are in affect until 10:00 at might and the city is trying to kill two birds with one stone, managed limited parking spaces and boost the revenue. >> you want to do something, you have got to pay. >> beautiful day. perfect for baseball, right? >> now outside for what is going on, beat red with square a, i forgot to square sunscreen to a double header. you can see how dry and quiet our weather is right now. we will talk about what is going to happen today. we are going to have clouds and mild conditions during the afternoon hours. with the increasing clouds temperatures are still nice. wet weather on tuesday and wednesday, a high chance of getting rain but not a lost rain in the forecast and dry and warm weather the coming weekend.
president bush's in 2009. secretary of state john kerry will accompany the president. president obama will also meet with palestinian leaders in the west bank. political analysts say the president has fence mending to do with both israelis and palestinians if he hopes to revive the stalled middle east peace process. >>> in just about 30 minutes, president obama will nominate assistant attorney general tomas perez. as the labor department secretary. he's been in charge of the civil rights division since 2005. he would be the first latino nominated by president obama for his second-term cabinet. hilda so list resigned in -- solis resigned in january to return home to family. >>> the san francisco symphony canceled its east coast tour because the musicians are on strike. a proposal was rejected to continue performances for a cooling-off period. still no word on when negotiations will resume. >>> 8:11. this week marks ten years since the u.s.-led invasion of iraq. the security concerns still plaguing the iraqi people. >>> and how a new grant for adding more police officers could mean offi
wounded in a string of car bombings. march 19, 2003, former president george w. bush ordered a military invasion to topple saddam hussein. >> american and coalition forces are in the early stages to disarm iraq, to free its people, and to defend the world from grave danger. >> 10 years later many iraqis complain they still lack basic services such as electricity and water but other parts of iraq are thriving with new shopping malls and luxury car show rooms. the last u.s. combat troops last iraq in 2011 and killed over 4,000 troops. a tribute continues in the east bay to those soldiers and those killed in afghanistan. amy? >> the crosses have quite an impact. look at them behind me. they were not always popular. the founder of them is reflecting, today, on the 0th anniversary and is amazed at impact the crosses have had and what he and the volunteers who created this have endured. >> it has made a big difference. i see it in the face of people who come by and visit the memorial. >> jeff started putting up the crosses a protest to the war in iraq and they have lasted through vandalism an
of saddam hussein. the seemingly quick success prompted u.s. president george w. bush to proclaim "mission accomplished," but the post proved premature. violence and terror followed as a rat descended into fighting. the tolls are down from the height of the conflict, but since u.s. troops left in 2011, the turmoil has been worsening again. iraq's minority sunnis feel increasingly marginalized by the shiite-led government. the government postponed regional elections in two provinces on tuesday, pointing to security concerns. >> let's take a quick look at some other stories making news at this hour. power has now been restored to two fuel storage pools at japan's tsunami damaged nuclear plant, but two others have been without fresh cooling water for more than a day, raising new concerns about safety. >> zimbabwe's electoral commission says referendum on a new constitution has passed by a landslide with a yes vote of about 95%. the new charter would limit the powers of president robert mugabe and pave the way for new elections. >> at least 37 people have been killed in about -- and about a do
in a string of car bombings. march 19, 2003, former president george w. bush ordered a military invasion to topple saddam hussein. >> american and coalition forces are in the early stages to disarm iraq, to free its people, and to defend the world from grave danger. >> 10 years later many iraqis complain they still lack basic services such as electricity and water but other parts of iraq are thriving with new shopping malls and luxury car show rooms. the last u.s. combat troops last iraq in 2011 and killed over 4,000 troops. a tribute continues in the east bay to those soldiers and those killed in afghanistan. amy? >> the crosses have quite an impact. look at them behind me. they were not always popular. the founder of them is reflecting, today, on the 0th anniversary and is amazed at impact the crosses have had and what he and the volunteers who created this have endured. >> it has made a big difference. i see it in the face of people who come by and visit the memorial. >> jeff started putting up the crosses a protest to the war in iraq and they have lasted through vandalism and protest
. they went for a walk in the woods. but at some point they heard a russelling in the bushes and man jumped out at them with a large notify. she says she took off running, went over a cliff and called 9-1-1. as police arrived siegel emerged from the woods with cuts on his arm and chest. police say the wounds were suspiciously shallow. during questioning, he admitted he staged the attack so he could rescue and impress the woman. guess what? she was not impressed: >> could have broken something going off the cliff. i was very upset. if you want to impress somebody, impress them with the good stuff you can do, buy people flowers, good job, good education. >> ama: police say they've decided not to charge the man with the crime since he admitted to being behind the fake attack. >> let's get to leigh glaser who is checking our weather. >> leigh: it will be changing next week, but until then, enjoy it. live doppler 7hd right now, not picking up much in the way of moisture, and we're starting to see high clouds and you've probably been noticing them move across the bay area. this i a live shot on t
ready for increased security, calling it the most important visit since president bush's in 2009. secretary of state john kerry will accompany the president. president obama will also meet with palestinian leaders in the west bank. political analysts say the president has fence mending to do with both israelis and palestinians if he hopes to revive the stalled middle east peace process. >>> in just about 30 minutes, president obama will nominate assistant attorney general tomas perez. as the labor department secretary. he's been in charge of the civil rights division since 2005. he would be the first latino nominated by president obama for his second-term cabinet. hilda so list resigned in -- solis resigned in january to return home to family. >>> the san francisco symphony canceled its east coast tour because the musicians are on strike. a proposal was rejected to continue performances for a cooling-off period. still no word on when negotiations will resume. >>> 8:11. this week marks ten years since the u.s.-led invasion of iraq. the securi
injuries. estimated 134,000 iraqi civilians have been killed with thousands more injured. the bush administration started the war because they claimed iraq had weapons of mass destruction. a claim that was eventually proven false. but there were successes, such as removing saddam hussein from power and the establishment of democratic elections. >> reporter: the financial cost of the wore calculated at $2.2 trillion. a recent gallop poll surveyed 52% felt the invasion of iraq was a mistake. >> >> tomorrow, installation of pope francis. vice president joe biden will be leading the delegation. today, pope francis met with the president of his home country, argentina. kristina fernandez. she said she asked the pontiff to help settle argentina's dispute with the uk own the falkland islands. >> >> march madness is under construction here at hp pavilion. great for the fans, an economy onto itself. >> >> back here in 10 minutes, you noticed increasing clouds. there is rain in your future. how much you could get and what areas that will see
-ramp. after temperatures the bushes and trees, the rider is nowhere to be found. down the way, someone has driven their $90,000 tesla model f off a freeway on-ramp and into an embankment and taken out a metering light in the process. >> he is a little unsteady on his feet. i also noticed that he had looked like a fresh piece of gum in his mouth. a lot of people think that's going to take away from the odor that i'm smelling. >> reporter: but despite those clues, the driver passes the sobriety test. tonight some people out celebrating st. patrick's day tell us drinking is just part of this holiday. it comes with an obligation to drink responsibly. >> definitely call a taxi. get a friend to drive you home. call your mom. whatever you need to do to be safe. >> for the most part i think so. everyone is trying to be smart. they don't want to get too stupid. >> reporter: the officers we spent time with tonight made no arrests during the two hours that we were them. but they said last night the dui activity ramped up after midnight. so just a word of caution for anyone throughout on the road toni
retroactively. and george bush and dick cheney and condoleezza rice are still around. in terms of how we get right with this as a country, the accountability can't just be personal about the decision makers. it has to be about telling the story honestly about what happened so that they, like nixon, don't get away with it in the long run the way they got away with it in the short run, so we tell the story correctly and honestly, so it's not dismissed as a conspiracy theory by generations hence by americans who can't believe something this evil would happen in our country. it did. we need to teach it that way and learn it that way if we want to have any hope of it not happening again. in american politics there were plenty of democrats who went with the iraq war ten years ago, who believed it, and made it more convincing by virtue of their democratic endorsement. on the democratic side that at least as since become a source of shame. it's a strike against you in democratic politics. it's part of the reason we have a president named president obama who was not part of that mess and not hillary
. are going to make george bush the president of the republic now for quite a while, and we will continue that. e really only have 1 1/2 political parties in the country now. there is a misreading of the republican party in terms of what the problems were. the fact of the matter is republican party is the dominant political party from but the party5, ran out of gas in the summer of 2005, the effects of the war, katrina, people say, what is wrong with the republicans? they have had seven or eight years now where republicans are roaming around in terms of their future, and they are not closer now than they were then. the political parties cannot fix the problem of a party, but they have to avoid becoming a liability. the job of the political party is to make a flat playing field, so the future of either party will determine who the nominee is and the next president is. until republicans take the white house back, they will be defined as a congressional party, the tea party, great for us, and whoever is the craziest person gets on tv and gets the attention -- that will not change for the next thr
-year-old jeff bush was swallowed alive, when the earth opened up under his bedroom, killing him. 11-year-old gabriella was standing with friends at an ice cream truck when she saw the 10 foot deep, 8 foot wide hole. after getting a closer look, she told her dad and the authorities rushed to the scene, haunted by last month's sinkhole tragedy. >> i said, oh, my gosh. it really scared me. it startled me. >>reporter: two homes were evacuated, including this house where this man lives with his mother. >> i was a little bit scared and nervous. this is my house. >> reporter: fortunately, deadly sinkholes like the one last month are rare. our own gio benitez spoke to a geo technical engineer. >> certainly you get dozen of sinkholes a year, but to occur right in the center of a home and to certainly injury or to kill somebody, i have never heard about that happening before. >> reporter: and in this latest case, no one was hurt, but it's clear the fear lingers. a small community on shaky ground. >> thank goodness no one was hurt this time. unbelievable. >>> let's go back to ron for the other
of the titans. 2012 obama campaign manager faces off with former bush deputy chief of staff. the powerhouse round table takes on the issue. don't miss abc's "this week" with george stephanopoulos right here at 8:00 on abc7. >>> the lights are back on across the bay this morning after they went out for an hour last night on purpose. it was part of a global effort to encourage people to think about conservation. abc7 news reporter sergio quintana has the details on the earth hour. >> 8:30 the towers of the golden gate bridge went dark, the art installation on the bay bridge went dark and san francisco city hall went dark. at least one person came to the civic center came to the area to see it. >> i was walking in the area and wanted to see it. never seen it ever. thought it would be kind of cool. >> it was all part of earth hour. >> it reminds us all of the issues of sustainability. >> because of programs like the city's recent ban on plastic shopping bags, efforts to promote solar energy and the city's comprehensive composting program, this year san francisco was named earth hour city capita
and mining call singh, who advised president george w. bush. this was hosted by the washington institute. it is about 90 minutes. >> good afternoon. good afternoon and welcome to the washington institute. i'm rob satlof, the director of the institute. i'm happy to welcome all of you here today. just at the outset if i could please remind you, cell phones off please, not just on, on vibrate but off completely. this event is being live streamed for our thousands of fans around the world. this event is being broadcast by c-span. so everything you say can and will be used against you. so but bless do turn your cell phones off. we're fathered here today because president obama is off for the inaugural overseas visit of his second term and he is going to the middle east, going to israel, to the west bank and to jordan. his itinerary is very different than the itinerary of his middle east trip in the beginning of his first term. we'll hear more about that. and i think the mission of this trip is very different than the mission of that inaugural trip of his first term. we're going to hear about
elizabeth culver bush, the democrat iic favorite bush, and the sister of late night steven colbert. >> this is not a joke? >> this is not a joke. i don't think anybody thinks this is a joke. >> reporter: and because mark sanford is not expected to pick up 50% of the vote, he will have to compete in a runoff with one of the gop rivals. the former governor of south carolina. not out of the woods yet. >> interesting to see the huge field and hear the pause we saw from mark sanford. that surprised me a bit when he was asked, why should a voter in vest in you again? >> the most obvious question. you would think he would be completely prepared from it. it was such a long pause, what else is he not prepared for? you would think that's the question everybody would be waiting to ask. very odd. >> we teach with god there, is always a comeback, no one is beyond's god's mercy and forgiveness. the motto from the code of arms that pope francis said. having had mercy, he called him which referred to the calling of matthew, the tax collector, the sinner. this is an extension if i can relate it to
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